Music: Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

When artists are said to have “returned to their roots,” it usually refers to them rediscovering their old acoustic guitar or returning to the music that was in their childhood record collections.

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Scott Miller

When artists are said to have “returned to their roots,” it usually refers to them rediscovering their old acoustic guitar or returning to the music that was in their childhood record collections. For acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter/storyteller extraordinaire Scott Miller, his return was more literal. A couple years ago, Miller — a Tennessee music legend once part of the popular band The V-Roys — moved back to his Staunton, Va., hometown to run his family’s cattle farm. But Miller’s not going full career-change — he continues to tour, and in 2013 he released the widely praised album Big Big World. Miller and his band The Commonwealth come to town to play Hamilton’s RiversEdge concert series with locals Okeanas.


6 p.m. Thursday. Free. RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton, facebook.com/hamiltonriversedge.